Saturday, March 7, 2009

Cover- December 2008 Bird News

This month, we again feature one of the many photos included in The Thunderbird Anthology CD. This is a very interesting (1957) photo, one that shows a Sponsored (Champ/on Spark Plugs and Pure Oil Thunderbird ready to start a "clocked" run. (A 2nd '57 is lined-up behind the 'Bird, in position for its "speed run.")
Note the extensive taped headlight protection as well as the taped gas filler cover! The wheel covers have been removed, providing a (slight) reduction in weight. The driver is wearing a rather primitive helmet, offering scant roll over protection in the absence of a roll bar! - Editor

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